BISSCHOP, Abraham
(b. 1670, Dordrecht, d. 1729, Middelburg)

Birds in a Landscape

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Oil on canvas, 88 x 65 cm
Private collection

Bisschop was a versatile artist, who painted portraits, large scale wall decoration and bird pieces. The present canvas, depicting a goose, a kingfisher, and other birds in a landscape, is a characteristic example of the latter category where the artist adopted a number of characteristics of Melchior d'Hondecoeter's mature style.